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How to transform your culture and leadership to drive bottom-line revenue

Presented by Dr. Peter Fuda

Overview

Presented in conjunction with Chief Executive magazine, this webinar speaks to CEOs but provides an excellent opportunity for everyone to learn about cutting-edge methods for quantifying leadership impact and developing leaders. Dr. Peter Fuda is a global authority on leadership and business transformation and a longtime Human Synergistics Leadership/Impact® 360 devotee. He is an indispensable resource for CEOs interested in gaining a competitive advantage. As a leadership coach, Dr. Fuda has enabled more than 200 CEOs to measurably increase their leadership effectiveness and performance, and his approaches to leadership transformation have impacted organizations across the globe. The information in this webinar will challenge assumptions and beliefs about successful leadership.

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IBM Aligns the Organizational Culture Inventory® with Lean Initiatives

Overview

In 2004, IBM was facing an increasingly competitive marketplace with higher customer expectations. At the same time, employee engagement and morale were declining. Using the Organizational Culture Inventory® (OCI®), IBM transformed the organization's culture and experienced gains in productivity and significant cost reductions. As a result of the culture change, IBM's Poughkeepsie, NY site was recognized by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) with a Lean Best Practices Award for effectively integrating culture and transformation techniques. This presentation outlines their successful change initiative.

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WINNING WITH TRANSGLOBAL LEADERSHIP

Presented by Linda D. Sharkey, Ph.D.

Overview

Many of the greatest challenges facing organizations today are the result of globalization. Organizations cannot escape the impact of globalization and must proactively meet the associated challenges along a number of fronts, the most important of which is leadership. Globalization is placing increasingly complex demands on organizations for recruiting, developing and retaining effective leaders. They are constantly scouting for leaders — especially those who can integrate effectively across countries, cultures and geographies — and there is fierce competition for this global leader talent pool. However, organizations need to know more about the characteristics of effective global leaders to put together meaningful initiatives to find and develop them. Given that previous attempts to define these characteristics have been ad hoc or based on local models, Linda Sharkey and her co-authors set out to systematically discover the key factors that make leaders successful in global roles. Sharkey and her colleagues, Robert Cooke, Nazneen Razi and Peter Barge, dedicated themselves to years of international research, gathering hundreds of insights and anecdotes to identify the factors that set strong global leaders apart from more local leaders. At a recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, numerous CEOs in attendance cited a growing need for talent that could function successfully in new and emerging global markets. Clearly, transglobal leadership is vital to an organization’s sustainability and growth. Is your organization ready?

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CREATING A TOP 100 WORKPLACE THROUGH CONSTRUCTIVE LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE

Presented by Debbie Lane, Executive VP, Market Solutions, SaskCentral and Ken Curtis, Partner and Practice Leader, MNP Advisory Services, Canada.

Overview

More than a decade ago, longtime Human Synergistics client SaskCentral set out to achieve meaningful and sustainable culture change. SaskCentral and their consultant, Ken Curtis from MNP, used the Organizational Culture Inventory® and other assessments from Human Synergistics' integrated system to build Constructive leadership and cultural norms. In this webinar, you will learn how creating a Constructive culture enabled SaskCentral to become the Great Place to Work® Institute’s #1 Workplace in Canada, and how you can do the same for your organization or the organizations you support.

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The Life Styles Inventory™: A Brief Introduction

Presented by Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D.

Overview

Geared toward graduate-level business students, this two-part video introduces the Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI).

Human Synergistics International thanks their client, Advocate Health Care, for filming and editing these videos.

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The Circumplex—In Other Words

Presented by Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D.

Overview

This video helps practitioners understand how the Circumplex styles map to everyday business terms and objectives.

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Levers Proven to Drive Constructive Cultures and Effective Talent Management

Presented by Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D., CEO and Director, Human Synergistics International, and Associate Professor Emeritus of Management, University of Illinois at Chicago

Overview

How do you create a Constructive Culture—one that is proven to drive engagement, quality, profitability, and sustainability? Award-winning professor and executive Dr. Robert A. Cooke was one of the first to quantify the concept of organizational culture after his breakthrough revelation that the cultural norms that emerge in organizations often reward and encourage counterproductive behaviors and detract from effectiveness. Since then, and for the past 30 years, Cooke has dedicated a large part of his research agenda to gathering data on thousands of organizations via his respected Organizational Culture Inventory® (OCI®). These data focus on the strength of Constructive versus Defensive cultural norms and expectations, the levers that drive these different norms and their impact on performance. In this webinar, you’ll learn about Cooke’s widely cited model of "How Culture Works" as well as what you can do to create a Constructive culture and an effective talent management system. Get everyone moving in the right direction with actionable information.

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Sustaining Top Talent through Positive Culture and Leadership

Presented by Dr. Linda Sharkey, Executive Director of Executive Networks, Inc. and former VP HR at GE. 

Overview

Dr. Linda Sharkey will share her experiences with and insights on quantifying culture and leadership. Working with executives at GE Crotonville, Sharkey has confirmed that employee engagement, the success of training initiatives, and effective strategy implementation largely depend on having the right type of leadership and culture in place. Using data collected with the validated Organizational Culture Inventory®, Sharkey will present easy-to-digest, graphic illustrations to show how the invisible forces of culture truly impact performance. She will highlight what you can do to get everyone moving in the right direction supporting your organization's values, vision and mission.

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